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Al-Hijra Academy Library Media Centre – Welcome Letter

Dear Al‐Hijra Academy Parents,

Reading is one of the most important skills your child will learn in school. Like all skills, improvement comes with practice, and the Al-‐Hijra Academy Library Media Centre provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and enjoyment.

Your child’s class will visit the school library weekly to select books and to participate in literacy lessons. During these lessons, younger children(Preschool-­‐Grade 2) will be exposed to the very best children’s literature and will participate in activities designed to help them enjoy the stories even more. It is our goal to get (or keep) your child   “hooked on reading” because research shows that children who read more, read better!

Older students (Grades 3-­‐8) will focus more on inquiry and research, as well as media literacy.  We will be working with classroom teachers to help students access resources that support their learning and develop the research skills they need in order to evaluate and use these resources to their full potential.

Sincerely,

Sr. Maimoona Ali (OCT-­‐Library Media Specialist)

Download Library Schedule & Form (sent home week of September 15, 2017)

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Welcome Back to School!

Assalamu alaykum, Dear Al-Hijra Families.

We take this opportunity to welcome all our new and returning families and make du’aa that this partnership of home and school is for the sake of Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala, and we work together to provide the best of ta’leem and tarbiyyah of both deen and dunya to our next generation of the Muslim Ummah.

We would like to share with you some important information about the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, and this information can be found on our web site at www.alhijraacademy.com.

  1. Insha’Allaah the first day back to school for Al-Hijra students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. On the first day of school, we will all meet in the gym, and students will line up with their teachers who will be holding signs indicating their names, the grades they teach, and their class lists. At this point, the students will be welcomed. Parents are welcome to stay for this part before the students go to class.
  2. Morning drop-off time is between 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Classes will start at 8:20 a.m. sharp and end at 3:28 p.m. Please remember that parent traffic is ONE WAY ONLY, entering through the orchard entrance (second entrance) in two lanes, and exiting from the front of the school building. Kindly, slowly drive your child/children to the side of the school building by the school’s gym entrance, wait for the students ahead of you to get to the safe zone, and proceed to drop off your child/children as traffic moves on. A detailed map and directions will be posted on the school’s web site.
  3. The school provides all the textbooks as a loan to students for the school year. Parents will have to purchase only workbooks, novels, or any consumable notebooks for their child’s specific grade. These book packages will also be available for purchase at the school office after September 5, 2017. School supplies lists are posted for each grade on the school web site at alhijraacademy.com.
  4. Fridays are very special days for us as Muslims and to further instill in our students the religious significance of this blessed day, the Al-Hijra Academy School Board has decided to continue early release on Fridays. Parents will pick up their children after Jumu’ah prayer after 2:00 p.m. The instructional time will be gained by starting the instructional day at 8:20 a.m. and school will end at 3:26 p.m. on all other days, Monday through Thursday.
  5. The school uniform is same as last year.

 

The school uniform is available at a local store, T-shirt Company, located at 1276 Ottawa Street, Windsor, ON N8X 2E6. Call 519-256-4141 or e-mail mohammad@windsorshirts.com.

BOYS: Navy blue dress pants and a royal blue shirt with the school logo; navy blue uniform sweater or sweater vest with a logo is optional.

GIRLS Grades 1-4: Navy blue dress pants and a royal blue shirt, and a navy blue jumper with a logo.

GIRLS Grades 5-8: Loose-fitting navy blue dress pants and loose-fitting, navy blue, full-sleeved, knee-length tunics with a logo; or a plain, undecorated navy blue abaya with a logo. A navy blue uniform sweater with a logo is optional. 

Girls from Grades 4-8 are required to wear plain navy blue, royal blue, or white hijabs.

 

  1. The school calendar with important dates for the 2017-2018 school year is posted on the school web site; please visit alhijraacdemy.com for more details.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school administration if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to e-mail principal@alhijraacademy.com or call the school office at 519-966-8276.

 

Jazakum Allaah Khayrun.

Al-Hijra Academy Administration

 

QUICK RESOURCES

  • School Supply Lists: http://alhijraacademy.com/school-supply-lists-2017/
  • Traffic Plan: http://alhijraacademy.com/al-hijra-academy-traffic-plan/
  • Important Dates: http://alhijraacademy.com/important-dates-2017-2018/
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2011 – Second Floor

The opening of the second floor in September 2011 marks the completion of school expansion project.

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2010 – Al-Hijra Academy

Furthermore, in 2010, Al-Hijra School started to operate as Al-Hijra Academy to reflect the focus of outstanding quality of both Islamic and academic education where we focus to provide best of Deen and Dunyia.

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2010 – First Floor Opening

In 2010 the community was able to turn the dream of a state-of-the-art school into a reality. The first floor of the school was opened in 2010, equipped with brand new furniture, locker rooms, smart board technologies and much more. JK, SK and grade 1 through grade 4 were moved into new school building along with Principal’s office, reception office, and the staff room.

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2008 – New Masjid

By the Will of Allah, help from the community members and with a strong determination, the community started to build step by step. Many fundraising events were held and Muslim community of Windsor showed their generosity every time. Brand new Masjid was completed first and in 2008 community started to pray in the new Masjid.

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2003 – Expansion

School gymnasium was converted into Mosque divided into two sections for men and women. Five daily prayers and Friday prayers were held in this Mosque. The school started out with a small student population, and it quickly increased each year. There soon became a need for a bigger building, with bigger classrooms, and better resources fit for bigger classes. Al-Hijra School purchased five portable classrooms to temporarily accommodate the growing school population, but a dream of a new, larger building with proper Mosque containing all the students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 equipped with state of the art technology needed to be realized. In May of 2003, the community broke ground to start the expansion of the mosque and school.

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1997 – Al-Hijra School

In August of 1997, devoted community members who believed that providing a full-time, Islamic education for Muslim children was vital founded Al-Hijra School. The community got together, purchased a church in a quiet, rural area at the Windsor border of LaSalle, and converted it into Al-Hijra Mosque and School.

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